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I believe that parents should be expected to participate in their child’s education. This is true for many reasons. Parental involvement in education can improve the child’s interest in their own education because they will be rewarded for good grades and behavior, and punished otherwise. I believe that parents should check their children’s homework, even if they do not know all of the answers. This shows the child the parent feels his/her education is important. I do not have children of my own, but I actively participate in my nephews and nieces education. My entire family support school functions on a regular basis. I think this gives the child an opportunity to be proud of the work they accomplish, especially younger children. According to Parke & Gauvain (2009) a parent is the child’s most important teacher (Parke & Gauvain, 2009). According to a study by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (2002), when a child’s